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Arthritis Pain Prevention & Management

NATURAL ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

Arthritis

At Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach, our chiropractor provides natural arthritis pain relief to help you manage pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Working together using a natural approach instead of medication, we can relieve stiffness, increase mobility, and help you find wellness.

Symptoms of Arthritis

As you age, you face an increased risk of arthritis. While the causes arthritis are unknown, overweight individuals and women face an elevated risk of getting arthritis. Common symptoms include limited mobility, stiffness, inflammation, and pain.

Some people feel chronic pain, while others experience sharper pain. General tiredness, malaise, and mental symptoms can go along with arthritis. After all, it can be emotionally difficult if you are no longer able to do the things you loved.

In the old days, people used to think that arthritis was simply an inevitable part of aging and there was nothing that could be done to treat age-related mobility loss.

Nowadays, holistic wellness experts have come to recognize that, by treating the inflammation associated with arthritis, we can provide its sufferers with a higher quality of life. Learn how chiropractic treatment relieves the symptoms associated with arthritis so you can get back to your favorite activities.

How Chiropractic Relieves Arthritis Pain

Chiropractic adjustments relieve the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis by nurturing the nervous system, which is your body's self-healing system. Every adjustment soothes inflammation by promoting circulation in affected muscles and joints. When your inflammation decreases, you will feel better and enjoy more movement.

Chiropractic treatments also bring the spine and joints back into proper alignment. When your body is aligned, joints are naturally able to glide through their range of motion with less friction. This means less stiffness and soreness associated with arthritis.

Along with adjustments, we will suggest stretches and exercises to combat stiffness. By completing the exercises at home, you can keep your body active and regain flexibility that has become lost. When we add in strength training, you can support your muscles and take pressure off joints. This also decreases arthritis pain.

We'll also suggest healthy supplements for aging and lifestyle advice to reduce flare-ups of pain. Being overweight can worsen arthritis by placing more pressing on the joints. If you are overweight or obese, follow our nutrition tips to shape up and decrease the pressure on your joints. When you do this, you'll feel less arthritis-related pain.

While our whole person arthritis treatment will not cure the condition, it will help you manage pain and stiffness. Join the many Pompano Beach area patients who have embraced healthy aging by using chiropractic to manage arthritis.

Make An Appointment Today!

If you are interested in trying chiropractic to manage arthritis, the first step is to schedule an appointment with us at Pine Chiropractic Center of Pompano Beach. We are located in Pompano Beach and serve the greater Pompano Beach metro area. Make your first appointment with our chiropractor by completing the form on our website or calling the clinic at (954) 782-7006.


ARTHRITIS FAQS BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH, FL

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ARTHRITIS TREATMENT ANSWERED BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH, FL

What is arthritis?

The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation, where the Greek word “arthros” means joint and “itis” means inflammation.

Arthritis is an umbrella term that covers more than 100 different diseases, which usually affect the joints or tissues near the joints, such as muscles and tendons. Some types of arthritis can affect other areas of the body, including internal organs and skin.

What are some of the types of arthritis?

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome

What is the most common type of arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting about 27 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

Is fibromyalgia is a type of arthritis?

Fibromyalgia is not technically a form of arthritis because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints and surrounding tissues, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Fibromyalgia is an arthritis-related condition, however, and doctors categorize fibromyalgia as a rheumatoid condition that causes pain and impairment in joints and nearby tissues. Because it is so closely associated with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation includes it in its list.

What causes arthritis?

Scientists have not yet figured out what causes most types of arthritis, according to University of Washington’s Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, but there are so many types of arthritis that there are bound to be many different causes.

How common is arthritis?

More than 52 million adults, which amount to more than 22 percent of the American adult population, have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Who gets arthritis?

Anyone can get arthritis, but the risk for developing the condition increases with age. Other risk factors include a family history of the condition, previous joint injury and obesity. Women are also more likely to develop arthritis than are men.

How does arthritis feel?

Most people with arthritis feel pain, stiffness, fatigue, and sometimes redness and warmth, in a particular joint. Weakness, weight loss, or fever may sometimes accompany joint symptoms. Psoriatic arthritis is a joint condition that often accompanies psoriasis, a skin condition characterized by red patches of skin topped by silvery scales.

The severity of symptoms can vary from person to person and even day to day. Some people experience arthritis symptoms in only one joint or a few joints, while arthritis affects the entire body systems of other people.

Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?

Cracking your knuckles does not increase your risk for developing arthritis, according to Harvard Health Publications. However, people who crack their knuckles are more likely to suffer swollen hands and demonstrate a weaker handgrip, so you may want to break that habit.

What treatments are available for arthritis?

Treatment depends largely on the type of arthritis. Acetaminophen relieves pain but does not reduce inflammation like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen and naproxen. Creams and rubs reduce pain. Special medications, such as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) help with rheumatoid arthritis. Corticosteroids injections or pills may also help relieve symptoms of arthritis.

If conservative measures fail, surgical joint replacement or joint fusion may be an option.

Is chiropractic care useful in the treatment of arthritis?

Chiropractic care is remarkably effective in the treatment of many forms of arthritis. A chiropractor helps arthritis patients develop an exercise program that achieves maximum health benefits with minimal pain and stiffness. Your chiropractor can create a treatment program that helps you restore the range of motion in your arthritic joints, improve flexibility and endurance, and help you strengthen and tone muscles.


JOINTS FAQS BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH, FL

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT JOINTS ANSWERED BY YOUR CHIROPRACTOR IN POMPANO BEACH

If you suffer from joint pain and stiffness that gets worse after prolonged periods of rest, you may have a joint disorder. Our chiropractor can help improve your joint function and reduce your pain with chiropractic care. Here are some of the common questions we receive about arthritis and joint pain.

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can be caused by a variety of ailments and conditions, including arthritis, Lupus, autoimmune disorders, joint deterioration, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. It can also be cause by injuries, including blunt force traumas and repetitive motion injuries.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation of the joints. Arthritis typically affects one or more joints and causes inflammation of the joint and surrounding soft tissues. It causes pain and reduced movement. The pain and stiffness is generally worse in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest, which is why most chiropractors and medical professionals recommend light activity for arthritis sufferers.

How do I know if I have a joint disorder?

Individuals with joint disorders have a reduced range of motion in the affected joints. Joint disorders also cause inflammation and pain, which can make performing daily tasks difficult. If you suspect you have a joint injury or disorder, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with our Pompano Beach chiropractor for a full evaluation.

How does chiropractic care help with arthritis pain and joint function?

Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremity joints helps reduce inflammation. It promotes proper function of the joints, and it improves the function of the nervous system, which can help increase the immune’s system’s effectiveness. In addition, we can recommend exercises and ways you can stay active, which helps reduce pain and joint stiffness.

Does chiropractic care cure arthritis?

Arthritis cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be managed. Traditional medical advice typically revolves around taking pain killers, anti-inflammatories or immune suppression drugs. The medications prescribed for arthritis often have undesirable side-effects that can make the joint disorder seem mild by comparison.

Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free way to manage your symptoms. It has virtually no side-effects and does not interfere with other traditional treatment options. The basis for chiropractic care is chiropractic adjustments. Manual adjustments help restore proper joint function and reduce inflammation. When inflammation is reduced and range of motion and flexibility increased, pain naturally decreases.

Does chiropractic care cure other joint disorders not caused by arthritis?

If you are suffering from a repetitive motion or sports injury in your joint, chiropractic care can help alleviate pain, improve joint mobility and heal the injury. The exact number of treatments and your prognosis will be given to you after your initial evaluation and updated as you move through the treatment process.

How do I schedule an appointment with your chiropractor for an evaluation of my joint pain?

To schedule an appointment with our Pompano Beach chiropractor, call our office at (954) 782-7006. We are located at 611 East Atlantic Blvd.